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Hoofroyd
at 19:10 21 Jun 2019

Is doing his level best to ensure England are eliminated from the European U21s championships.

After the farcical defeat to France, they are clinging on after conceding yet another penalty before Gray managed an excellent equaliser against Romania.

Just over 9 mins to play and a winner is required which might not be enough.

You can't make it up!

Update a dismal 4-2 defeat ensures an early exit.

Simply not good enough
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Carabao Cup
at 12:03 19 Jun 2019

Number 9 in the southern draw will play "............

Fixtures to be announced tomorrow after the EFL fixtures are revealed.

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The exodus has started......
at 17:15 30 May 2019

Brennan Dickenson, another very good player under-utilised by JM has gone to the Franchise on a free transfer.

Colchester want to sign Joel Grant from Plymouth but no firm news on this possible transfer.

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Disturbing financial figures
at 11:29 24 May 2019

Of the 92 league clubs ranked in order of profitability for 2017/18 Colchester were 62nd with a loss of £3m.

52 of the 72 EFL teams lost money.

We were the worst performing of all League two clubs as well.

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League Two Play Offs
at 22:32 9 May 2019

Exiles 1 v Stags 1

Enough said

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Super U's fall to late Exiles equaliser after deservedly thrashing the Imps
at 11:48 6 May 2019

Saturday ended in glorious failure because of an 87th minute equaliser from Jamille Matt of Newport County at the Globe Arena, but the match at Lincoln City will live long in the memory after a storming performance from the U’s put a dampener on the Imps promotion party.

The first half saw some of the best football played by the U’s for several years. They were lively, incisive, first to everything, chased down every ball, showed the form that they are capable of and had they demonstrated more of that more often, then we would have deservedly secured automatic promotion.

It wasn’t to be and ultimately, I would point to the 4-0 humiliation at Carlisle before Christmas as the point when the wheels began to fall off. We were abject that day and then poor results post-Christmas led to relegation form rather than promotion.

The 689 faithful who witnessed Saturday’s performance will be left wondering what could have been, such was the team’s domination over Champions Lincoln City. The crowd of 9,832 were largely silent throughout the game, only coming to life when news of the equaliser at Morecambe filtered through.

I had believed that we were capable of winning and predicted 3-1 to the U’s, but then in fairness I predict a Colchester victory every game! The players looked earnest and keen during the warm up and after all JM had selected the same XI that I identified so we got off to a good start.

It is also a long time since the Away end has been packed to the rafters, although the miserable Lincoln officials had only given us half of the Away end but the close proximity to the pitch and packed (standing room only for much of the game) made for a great atmosphere and the faithful sang throughout encouraging, cajoling and enthusing their team.

The first view of the infamous Trevor Kettle drew abuse from the faithful and rightly so. He is the Mike Dean of the lower leagues, he loves the limelight, laps up the attention and makes the game about him. He also has a total disregard for Colchester United as born out by his decision making. Try as he could however, he couldn’t produce a goal for the Imps despite awarding a freekick on the 6 yards line after adjudging Ross picking up the ball to be as a result of a back pass. It clearly wasn’t but Kettle couldn’t wait to award the indirect freekick.

The journey down to Lincoln was uneventful, this time I parked on the South Common which was closer to the ground than City centre parking. I met up with Gerry the Cat inside the ground his 29-mile journey eclipsed by my 126 miles. It was good to see him, and we opined that we could secure the win but that it was unlikely that the other results would go for us.

The Colchester line-up was:

Ross

Jackson Eastman Kent Dickenson

Senior Saunders Lapslie

Szmodics Mandron Nouble
Subs:

Vose Kensdale Wright Clampin Stevenson Eisa Chilvers

The wreath laying ceremony to remember the 56 who tragically perished in the Bradford fire was impeccably observed by everyone in the stadium.

A guard of honour for the Lincoln team was also organised with respect and the Colchester players fully played their part.

Now previous games have been billed as must wins and the performances have not lived up to the necessity. On Saturday Colchester were at the races from the get-go. Mika Mandron should have scored on 9 minutes when played through and after his first effort was parried by Vickers, he blazed the rebound high and not very handsome over the cross bar.

The faithful were not downhearted through they sensed something special was happening. Colchester were on the front foot, Jackson and Dickenson got forward at every opportunity, Saunders and Lapslie were like tigers in the centre of the park and despite a poor first touch Senior was not afraid to run with eh ball at the Lincoln defence.

Even if one was charitable and suggested that the Imps minds were on the beach at Lanzarote rather than Cleethorpes, the fact remained that they were receiving a lesson in football from the Super U’s.

The industrious Saunders took a corner on 21 minutes from in front of the faithful and Brennan Dickenson precisely and with accuracy found the far corner of the goal. 1-0 and delirium amongst the travelling hoards.

Word filtered through that Collins had put Morecambe 1-0 up at the Globe and FGR and Exeter were goalless, cue wild scenes behind the Lincoln goal from the faithful. Just before half time word suggested that Morecambe were 2-0 up but sadly it wasn’t to be.

On 27 minutes Jackson crossed and Szmodics stooped low to head confidently past Vickers, 2-0 and we were in dreamland.

Sincil Bank was in fact a library and disbelief emanated from the home fans. After all, only the mighty Crawley had won in the league this season against the league Champions.

Sammie Szmodics then shot and the ball came back off the far post. But we hadn’t finished, an under hit back pass from Bolger was chased down by the superb Szmodics and Vickers could only see his attempted clearance charged down by Szmodics who tapped gleefully into the empty net. 3-0 to the super U’s after 44 minutes.

Kettle looked as distraught as the Cowleys and their players. Half time and the opportunity to draw breath after what had been the finest 45 minutes watching Colchester for years.

Gerry, the Jiminy Cricket of this vignette, offered a word of caution and in fairness we both considered the possibility of late drama.

Retaking my standing position, I prepared for the second half. The tea and sausage roll had never tasted so good !

Second half and with the U’s 3-0 we expected a Lincoln backlash. It never materialised. The corpulent Rhead and toothless Akinde both made way for Lincoln as Cowley rang the changes. Colchester were happy to play a containing game with the occasional foray by the dangerous Nouble.

The truth is that we were comfortable. No change to either scoreline meant that we were on course for seventh place. The hardworking Saunders was replaced by Ben Stevenson on 86 minutes.

Almost immediately the Lincoln Fans woke from their slumbers and started to sing, word filtered through from the globe that a Newport equaliser had changed the complexion of things. If our players knew they were consummate professionals and played on regardless. Eisa and Chilvers came on for Senior and Lapslie respectively after 90 minutes and we saw out the additional time comfortably although the wretched Bolger hit the upright for Lincoln in stoppage time.

The final whistle saw the players rightly applauded by the faithful and JM was saluted by the faithful during emotional scenes.

Walking back to the car the conversation was that the season had been lost with the 16 defeats and the poor post-Christmas form. Had things gone differently at Yeovil then we would be playing Mansfield this week and not Newport.

Sadly, the league table doesn’t lie, and 70 points was insufficient to creep into seventh place. Not even the thought that the double had been achieved over both Lincoln and the MK Dons with a goal tally of seven to zero was able to lift the gloom.

The time for recriminations is not today, there will be plenty of time to mull over the season during the close season. Thoughts must turn to retaining players and hopefully adding some to strengthen the squad.

Sammie Szmodics should be allowed to move on and preferably for a figure of £750K. He has been at the club since the age of 6 and speculation is again rife. Let him go.

Also, out should definitely be:

Dillon Barnes
Luke Norris
Mika Mandron

But we must fight to retain, Jackson, Kent, Senior, Pell, Dickenson, Vincent-Young, Nouble and offer Sam Saunders a 1-year deal.

Now I don’t know who JM has on his shopping list but now that Notts County have dropped out of the league we should move for Kane Hemmings as a possible 20 goal a season striker for the U’s.

Plenty of time for reflection in due course. Yes of course I am disappointed but its been a long time since I have witnessed back to back league victories and they will live long in the memory.

Enjoy the Summer.

Up the U’s

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Super U's to overcome Imps in order to be in Seventh Heaven
at 17:33 3 May 2019

JM and his charges could be 90+ minutes away from extending their season providing they win at Sincil Bank, Newport lose at Morecambe and Exeter fail to beat FGR.

In fact, unless you reside on Planet Zarg that scenario is one that has been rehearsed and discussed in homes, bars, clubs and amongst Colchester aficionados ever since they deservedly defeated the MK Dons franchise last Saturday. I was privileged to be amongst the 5,000 that day to see Colchester not only do the double over the franchise, but also return to the form of those heady days prior to Christmas when automatic promotion looked assured.

Sammie Szmodics was unfettered by the lure of championship suitors, Courtney Senior showed real pace and determination and Frank Nouble demonstrated real skill and aggression in equal measure. Sam Saunders has proven to be a revelation since his arrival and in Ethan Ross we have a Goalkeeper who distributes the ball well, kicks impressively and commands his box. He is also not afraid to take free kicks from the half way line as he did in the first half last weekend.

Perhaps the footballing gods intervened in allowing Dillon Barnes rush of blood to the head at Huish Park. Probably it should have happened 3 months ago, and we would be celebrating already instead of relying on others to assist our progress.

Now lets get the Lincoln lovefest out of the way quickly. They have deservedly won the league and go up as Champions with only six league defeats (so far) this season.

At Sincil Bank only Crawley have taken maximum points, but they have lost five times away at Crewe, Carlisle, Colchester, Tranmere and Newport. Interestingly they have not won since securing the league title, which often happens to teams who having achieved the hard part then find themselves on the beach before the season is completed.

Now Cowley has in my opinion demonstrated some sour grapes this week in veiled threats against Colchester United after their impressive win in October against the Imps. He believed that we over celebrated the victory and is determined to show everyone who is really the greatest team in the history of football ever!!!!

That of course has piled the pressure onto his own team when they surely only wanted a gentle final game and then a lap of honour around Sincil Bank in front of a capacity crowd.

The onerous Matt Rhead, the ample John Akinde and the best defender in the league Cian Bolger (heavy sarcasm here) will be quaking that they have to go out and perform when the pina coladas are calling.

The faithful will number about 700 tomorrow and a good atmosphere is assured. JM knows that only a victory will do and preferably by 2 clear goals. I predict 3-1 to the Super U’s but what do I know!!!

The team selection will be critical for success though and not too dissimilar to last week.

Ross

Jackson Eastman Kent Dickenson

Senior Saunders Lapslie

Szmodics

Nouble Mandron

Subs:

Vose Chilvers Stevenson Eisa Norris Vincent-Young Kensdale

Thinking – Ethan Ross looked a natural last week, the back four pick themselves especially with Prosser out and a continuing nagging doubt against Kane Vincent-Young.

The good news last week was that for some minutes at least Ben Stevenson was back but I don’t think JM can play Stevenson, Lapslie and Saunders as a three in midfield because there must be a place for Senior.

A revitalised Sammie Szmodics to play just behind the immense Frank Nouble and the determined Mika Mandron.

Stevenson, Norris and Eisa to all get vital minutes from the bench second half.

Regarding tactics very similar to last week, take the game to the Imps from the start, Cowley has unnecessarily put his players under pressure by upping the stakes and asking them to prove their worth, when they have done that for 40 games this season.

We can do no more than gain the victory and hope that those two results go our way. It is as simple as that.

The weather in Lincoln will be somewhat different to last season when it was roasting hot – tomorrow will be 10 degrees Celsius and rain showers (60% precipitation) with a slight wind that will affect play.

No time for recriminations or regrets tomorrow, it's all about the performance and the victory. We can then see if 70 points is enough for seventh place.

Tomorrow will be poignant as we will remember the 56 people who lost their lives at Valley Parade in 1985. It really puts everything clearly into focus. RIP.

Safe journey to the 700 faithful.

Enjoy the game and get right behind the team. Keep the faith.

Up the U's

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For one night only I am a Latics supporter!
at 07:39 30 Apr 2019

The Exiles play their game in hand against the Latics this evening.

Essentially we need Oldham to prevail to keep our hopes of final day glory alive.

Oldham failed at Exeter on Saturday, perhaps they can achieve victory tonight in South Wales.

Worst case scenario, Exiles win and then we require the Shrimpers to defeat them on Saturday.

Don't think I can bear much more of this!!!

Keep the faith.

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Franchise to come unstuck at the Jobserve tomorrow
at 21:39 26 Apr 2019

180 minutes from extending the season or failing to achieve a top seven place is the prospect facing the Super U’s with a challenging game at home to the MK Dons followed by the game at Sincil Bank on May 4th.

Having spent the entire season looking certs for either automatic promotion or at least a play-off place, a wretched post-Christmas series of results has left the U’s reliant on others slipping up in order to allow the unlikeliest scenario, that of securing seventh place to extend our season.

Paul Tisdale brings his Franchise to Town knowing that two victories against the U’s and Mansfield will see them go up automatically. It is up to the U’s to achieve a rare double over the MK Dons this weekend. One player that I have a lot of respect for is Kieran Agard and he is the type of striker that we have been crying out for the last four seasons. Hopefully he will be quiet and kept quiet tomorrow.

Regardless of other teams; this seventh place shoot out is between Colchester and Exeter. They play Oldham at Home and FGR Away and have the advantage of two additional points and a superior goal difference. It’s never easy when you support Colchester United, as well we know.

Dillon Barnes managed to self-destruct at Huish Park and frankly should never play for us again. It was an absolute disgrace to be sent off in such a reckless way. Tom Eastman saved the day with a well struck equaliser and that was it, another two points dropped.

Ethan Ross and the recalled Bailey Vose will now occupy the GK positions this weekend. Rene Gilmartin is still injured. Now Kane Vincent-Young is another injury doubt. The team has imploded with a string of injuries notably that of Harry Pell who has been sorely missed.

Team:

Ross

Jackson Eastman Kent Vincent-Young

Senior Saunders Lapslie

Szmodics Nouble Dickenson

Subs
Vose Chilvers Stevenson Eisa Norris Mandron Kensdale

Storm Hannah notwithstanding the weather tomorrow is likely to be 11 degrees Celsius and cloudy with precipitation at 16% and a gusty 27 mph wind.

A decent crowd in the region of 6,000 with 1,000 from Milton Keynes, Wimbledon or wherever the franchise emanates from and a blue and white tickertape reception from the faithful will create a good atmosphere and hopefully kick start an impressive home performance from the team to give hope of a rousing victory at the Champions next weekend.

Col U to win and win well to roll back the time to happier times pre-Christmas.

One thing is certain get your popcorn ready cos it’s gonna be a show.

Enjoy the game.

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The impossible mission continues at Huish Park three more points required
at 21:42 21 Apr 2019

After a dominant display against the Mariners, the play off hopefuls led by Agent JM head to Huish Park for another vital match which in terms of 2006 is almost as important and definitely as vital. Victory and the bandwagon rolls on, anything less and the last two games become irrelevant.

As I'm away for a couple of days I'm keeping this brief.

Suggested team

Barnes

Jackson Eastman Kent Vincent-Young

Senior Saunders Lapslie

Mandron Nouble Dickenson

Subs
Ross Chilvers Stevenson Eisa Norris Szmodics Kensdale

Neale Marmon has the unenviable task of securing Yeovil's league status and they will fight like terriers tomorrow. The U's know what is required to keep the season alive.

Weather will be hot 26 degrees Celsius and sunscreen is required.

Safe journey to the travelling faithful. Wessex cheer them onto victory tomorrow.

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Three points nailed on today for the Super U's
at 09:16 19 Apr 2019

Let’s keep things simple this week.

The super U’s are currently exhibiting relegation form. 7 wins in the last 22 games and also during that time 4 draws and 11 miserable defeats. The latest at Gigg Lane last Saturday where a very poor Bury team (notwithstanding financial and legal difficulties) were frankly there for the taking, but after a first half which promised much, we were abject second half and conceded two soft goals.

Sam Saunders had a decent game but fluffed two promising free kicks, Tom Lapslie was heroic with two important blocks. Big Frank was wasted on the left wing and always had three Bury defenders when he did receive the ball. I’m sorry but Rene Gilmartin may look resplendent in his Goalkeeping kit, but he is not the answer between the sticks. There is a real danger that Dillon Barnes may well lose all confidence if JM doesn’t show some faith in the lad and get him back in goal. The 317 faithful deserved better and it was significant that at the end only a handful of players came to acknowledge the faithful and JM was not amongst them.

JM has big problems with his tactics, formation, playing staff and ability to manage. He should go and quickly. The squad has been wasted, opportunities lost at every turn and the performances have been poor at best recently. FGR, Exeter and Bury are examples of games where we have not turned up for at least 45 minutes a time (at Brunton Park we didn’t turn up at all!!!).

Table:

Lincoln 42 84 Promoted
Bury 42 74
Mansfield 42 73
MK Dons 42 72
Tranmere 42 71
FGR 42 67
Exeter 42 65
Carlisle 42 61
COL U 42 60

All season long we have been in the top seven, until Christmas there was real hope that we would go up automatically. The Carlisle defeat (the worst that I have seen Colchester play for at least 10 years) started the rot. No wonder people are angry.

The irony of course is that four victories in our last four games could see a minor miracle with 72 points. But even if we avoid the ignominy of another double defeat to the Mariners today and relegated haunted Yeovil are despatched on Easter Monday, can we honestly say that MK Dons will allow themselves to be beaten at the JobServe on Saturday week and then will the Cowley brothers do us a favour at Sincil Bank on the last day.

I must be mad, but I will be there against the Franchise and the Imps. And of course, I will be there again next season, but patience is wearing thin and another profligate season of classic underachievement will see more supporters voting with their feet.

Michael Jolley brings his Mariners to the JobServe confident of securing another victory after all our home form has been abject of late and it is surely up to the playing staff to put on a performance for the faithful and give some hope albeit unlikely at this parlous state that we find ourselves in.

That is the curse of supporting Colchester United and this year I have clocked up over 47 years of loyal support. Many on this board have endured much more. I remember at Huish Park in May 2006 when after the final whistle, we stood with tears of joy, relief and elation, the gentleman next to me told me that he had supported Colchester for 65 years and had waited for this day. He deserved that moment and the opportunity to watch the team in the Championship.

JM simply has to win today and so the following must play from the outset.

Barnes

Jackson Eastman Kent Vincent-Young

Senior Saunders Lapslie

Mandron Nouble Dickenson

Subs:

Gilmartin Chilvers Stevenson Eisa Norris Szmodics Dunne

Weather today at the ground a balmy 19 degrees and a mix of cloud and sunshine. Get some sunscreen on.

Remaining Key fixtures:

Today
Exeter v Crawley
Carlisle v Lincoln
Tranmere v FGR
COL U v Grimsby

Easter Monday
FGR v Cambridge
Grimsby v Carlisle
Stevenage v Exeter
Yeovil v COL U

27 April
Carlisle v Crawley
Crewe v FGR
Exeter v Oldham
COL U v MK Dons

4 May
FGR v Exeter
Yeovil v Carlisle
Lincoln v COL U

Come on give the faithful what they want, three points and four home goals.

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Super U's to shake up the top seven starting at Gigg Lane
at 18:52 11 Apr 2019

Gigg Lane Bury on Saturday 13th April 2019 could live long in the annals of Colchester United because it could herald the day our Play Off hopes were either rekindled with a stirring victory or dashed once and for all with another ignominious defeat. Make no mistake it is win or bust on Saturday.

Forget all about Bury’s problems off the field. They have secured an adjournment of their case in the High Court until 15th May. This will give current Chairman Steve Dale time to address the severe financial obligations and debts accrued mainly under the former Chairman Stewart Dale whose business empire has collapsed with debts of £27m. This is a matter of published material, all of which is in the public domain.

There is nothing more to say because like Coventry City’s ground problems, Blackpool’s myriad off field problems and Bolton Wanderers severe financial issues we should not concern ourselves unduly. Whilst not wishing to diminish their problems or issues, we should in no way use them as a distraction or excuse. It is all about securing three points for Colchester United to give ourselves hope that seventh place in the league is achievable this season.

JM has the chance to write himself into folklore by inspiring and motivating his charges to secure those three valuable points on Saturday against the Shakers at Gigg Lane.
I have considered some views from fearless motivation for a source of inspiration. John McGreal needs to inspire his charges thus, if he wishes to include expletives then that is his personal choice:

“When you step out on that field on Saturday… everyone is equal . Talent… it means nothing. They may be more talented than you… but if you show more heart… if you show more focus… If you just decide… this day that you will never accept second place… to anyone If you do that… If you all do that… there is no one we cannot defeat and there is no one that will want to challenge us ever again!

So… do you want to go out there like every other player, like every other team or do you want to stand up this day. To make this day count.

Make it count, leave your heart and soul out on that field at Bury. Make them remember who you are! Make them scared to ever set foot on this field with you ever again!

Every tackle
Every challenge
Every contest
Every shot
Every pass
Make it count!”

If the team doubt the importance of the game (and Bury have already identified it as a must win) then a glance at the league table will hopefully reinforce the message.

Lincoln City 41 83 +35
Mansfield Town 41 72 +27
MK Dons 41 72 +23
Bury 41 71 +24
Tranmere 41 68 +15
FGR 41 64 +18
Exeter 41 62 +10
Carlisle 41 61 +6
COL U 41 60 +8
Swindon 41 59 +3

Remember four victories and a draw will likely secure a play off berth. We only need to finish seventh!!!!

Key remaining matches in League Two; largely irrelevant if we fall at the first hurdle:

13 April
Bury v COL U
Exeter v Port Vale
FGR v Macclesfield
Northampton v Mansfield
Tranmere v MK Dons

19 April
COL U v Grimsby
Exeter v Crawley
Carlisle v Lincoln
Mansfield v Morecambe
Newport v Bury
Tranmere v FGR

22 April
Yeovil v COL U
Bury v Northampton
FGR v Cambridge
Lincoln v Tranmere
Oldham v Mansfield
Stevenage v Exeter

27 April
COLU v MK Dons
Exeter v Oldham
Newport v Lincoln
Tranmere v Bury

4 May
Lincoln v COL U
FGR v Exeter
MK Dons v Mansfield

JM also has a decision to make regarding his team. Ben Stevenson is a doubt with a troublesome hamstring and so should not play at Gigg Lane. Sam Saunders can play instead. Many of our on-field issues have been exacerbated by rushing players back who are not fully fit. Give Ben a Saturday off and let him return for the Easter games against Grimsby and Yeovil.

Similarly, notwithstanding his howler against Oldham, I would play Barnes in goal. The back pass from Kent put him in the situation and he will have learned that such a ball had to be either left to concede the corner or put into the East stand. In the end he simply set up the second and killer Oldham goal. Barnes kicking and distribution are superior to Gilmartin.

Forget all this talk about the fact that we have missed Sam Walker. He made his decision to play championship football at Reading and so far, has only made 7 appearances for the club, normally warming the bench or sometimes not even that. Boarders on this site often moaned about his distribution and failure to command his box in the past.

Comparisons are onerous and normally without foundation. We miss Walker but some would argue that he was not the finished article. Where do you draw the line anyway? Mike Walker was a great favourite of mine together with Alec Chamberlain and Aidan Davison. I didn’t see Percy Ames play but some boarders clearly did, and I am sure that cases for and against could be made for several more.

The back four pick themselves, three in midfield and three upfront. Saturday is one of those occasions where we cannot allow Bury to get an early initiative. We have to attack from the start and so a fluent attacking side is preferred, even if such is anathema to JM. Saturday will give Senior a chance to spring attacks down either flank. Saunders will give experience and a calm and influential midfield presence.

Up front play Dickenson in his preferred role of left winger, whilst allowing big Frank to be the number 9 and Szmodics to play in the number 10 position.

Barnes

Jackson Prosser Kent Vincent-Young

Senior Lapslie Saunders

Szmodics Nouble Dickenson

Subs:

Gilmartin Kensdale Eastman Chilvers Wright Mandron Norris

The weather on Saturday in Bury is set fair with a high of 8 degrees Celsius and a mix of sunshine and cloud. It will be dry, however. Near perfect conditions for football.

The faithful will be housed in the East Stand. The last time that I travelled to Bury John Ward was the manager and we capitulated in the rain to a 4-1 defeat. A reversal of that scoreline on Saturday would do very nicely.

Gigg Lane could be very special and Colchester owe their long suffering supporters a performance and victory.

Safe journey to the travelling faithful. Keep the faith and Up the U’s

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Our Suffolk fiends
at 23:34 9 Apr 2019

Should they lose at Brentford Wednesday evening Lambo could take them down to League One.
Brilliant.

Plenty of incentive for the U's to win at Gigg Lane n Saturday.

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Tonight
at 20:30 9 Apr 2019

Exeter currently winning 2-1 at Moss Rose. We need Sol's gang to secure at least a draw.

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Mission Impossible?
at 15:08 7 Apr 2019

Your mission Mr McGreal is now to obtain at least 13 out of the last 15 points if you are to achieve seventh place in the table.

Woeful home form and a failure to get the best out of what on paper is a talented squad is largely responsible for this lamentable state of affairs.

Time to shake up the Shakers on Saturday then sea off the Mariners, if the glove fits then Yeovil should be comfortably beaten, the franchise ostracised and the Imps promotion party spoiled at Sincil Bank.

In those circumstances you will have successfully extended your season. Any other results and a fourth successive season in the basement league beckons.

If that is the case then your team will have self destructed in five matches.

Good luck

Up the U's
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